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Like Virginia and Michigan, more and more U.S. states these days are turbocharging their workforce development initiatives, partnering with both educational systems and employers to ensure there are enough skilled workers to keep their economies growing.

Build Virginia

More and more states are launching major workforce development initiatives to grow their talent.

My father, management expert Ken Blanchard, recently celebrated his 80th birthday and released the newly revised third edition of the bestselling “Leading at a Higher Level.” As a part of the review and revision process, we checked in on some of the assumptions we have been making about good leadership to see if they still hold true.

The latest research shows how critical it is for organizations to have managers who are prepared to be positive leaders—managers who actively encourage productivity, engagement, commitment, and performance.

Nothing was noticeably wrong when energy utility consulting firm E Source launched its culture survey in 2017. “We weren’t trying to fix anything,” recalls VP of Operations Kym Wootten. Yet, it turns out that things actually did need fixing. The survey revealed gaps between employees’ ideal corporate culture and the E Source culture.

A look at what organizations can do to help employees love their work and propel themselves and their companies to success.

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You wouldn’t continually allow people to steal your laptop, mobile phone or desk chair so why are we so loose with our time? Start treating meeting and teleconference time with the precision and discipline of a financial budget and you’ll see effectiveness and productivity skyrocket.

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This Industry Insight article is provided by Rich Horwath, CEO of the Strategic Thinking Institute.

A 6-Step Recipe to Help Define Success

Providing employees with opportunities to form micro communities, both inside and outside of the workplace, may help improve performance, cultivate growth, and recruit and retain employees.

The Major Issues Training and Development Professionals Address

Identifying the causes of “performance problems” and determining whether they stem from a lack of skills and knowledge or some other cause is part of the problem-solving repertoire of Training and Development professionals.

6 Traits of a Successful Training Manager

Being a Training manager is no easy feat. They carry a huge responsibility on their shoulders, including assessing training needs, designing effective training modules, and implementing the program to take employees one step closer to their goals.

The Do’s and Don’ts of Language Training

The most successful language learning programs have clear goals, measurable outcomes, and metrics for success that HR managers can easily track against.

How Values Sabotage Your Success

When a DNA value (one you use on automatic pilot without thinking about it) inspires you, it energizes your actions. However, if you find your energy draining, then it is likely a DNA value is self-sabotaging you, making your work hard and less productive.

Training Top 125 Best Practice: DISH Network’s Base Camp

DISH Network built a holistic, rigorous 22-day program called Base Camp during which employees spend several weeks working alongside their colleagues in three customer-facing departments: Sales, Customer Service, and In-Home Services.

7 Key Management Tasks Impacting Your Bottom Line

Most leaders find themselves in a high-pressure, low-support position when it comes to managing people. The most common complaint from managers is that there is simply not enough time to do all the work.

How to Empower Employees With AI

Artificial Intelligence-powered digital assistants are changing training for blue-collar jobs in the aerospace, defense, automotive, and energy industries.

What Are You?

Why removing labels from our lives is a smart choice.

How AR Can Boost Employee Training

What if instead of studying diagrams, reading about hypothetical scenarios, and memorizing data, workers could learn from 3-D visualizations and constantly updated information related to specific tasks?

Redesigning Read and Understand Courses

Most read and understand courses typically involve reading a document and then signing an acknowledgement statement to document understanding. But many employees don’t recall the information accurately.

Facilitating Heuristic-Based Learning

After a user becomes comfortable with a certain process or procedure, trainers then can introduce similar processes to help build upon the learner’s knowledge. These corollary processes help reinforce previously learned methods.

2019 Research: How Effective Sales Professionals Are Responding to a Challenging Market

The prevailing sentiment is that sales professionals must become agile. They need the ability to read the selling scenario in the moment and understand which skill is needed. Moreover, they need the ability to seamlessly transition from one skill to another as they engage with a variety of stakeholders, all with different leanings.

June 2019’s Top Reads

More than 11,000 business books are published every year—an overwhelming choice for busy professionals. Therefore, in partnership with getAbstract, Training brings you June’s top three business books recommended to our readers.

The Co-Worker Quotient

Research has found that co-worker relationships are a leading contributor to workplace well-being, but also can contribute to employee stress and burnout.


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